San Diego County is a critical region for conservation and Mission RCD acts as a local hub for community-based conservation efforts in North San Diego County. According to The Nature Conservancy, San Diego County shelters approximately 200 imperiled plants and animals, which is more than in any other county in the nation. Mission RCD leads and supports regional conservation efforts in collaboration with SANDAG, the Wildlife Conservation Board, Caltrans, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Service, and other conservation organizations to protect, restore, and maintain the health and beauty of the wildlands in our region.
Our conservation programs are based on Wildlife Conservation Board and NRCS conservation best management practices and centered in equity and inclusion to remove invasive weeds, restore healthy habitats, sequester carbon, and help prevent wildfires. Mission RCD is developing new natural resource programs and our current programs include: